What is an ingrown hair?
After shaving, electric hair removal or waxing, the hair can, instead of getting out of the skin, continue to push and curl up under the skin. The area becomes red and sometimes painful. Some hairs are more prone to ingrown hairs. The curly hairs but also the fine hairs that have trouble passing the skin barrier.
Treat the ingrown hair
Some actions are to know to quickly get rid of a hair under the skin. First, hydrate as much as possible to soften the epidermis and allow the trapped coat to escape. Opt if you can for a cream enriched with salicylic acid. Star ingredient of acne treatment, it can deeply erase imperfections and is very effective on ingrown hairs.
Once the ingrown hair starts to come out, get pre-disinfected tweezers and remove it. To prevent infection, thoroughly disinfect the area with an antiseptic spray.
Avoid ingrown hairs
Now free of your ingrown hairs, you must now adopt the right routine to avoid them. In the shower, always use a scrubbing washcloth. Complete once a week with a grain scrub. When shaving, always shave in the direction of hair growth. Avoid three-blade razors that cut the hair too deep and do not forget to apply a shaving foam first to soothe the skin.